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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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H.692

Introduced by Representative O’Donnell of Vernon

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Municipal and county government; ambulance services; civil action to recover costs

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to allow an ambulance provider to bring a civil action against a person to recover the costs of providing emergency medical treatment required as a result of that person’s negligent acts.

AN ACT RELATING TO ALLOWING AN AMBULANCE PROVIDER TO BRING A CIVIL ACTION AGAINST A NEGLIGENT PARTY TO RECOVER THE COSTS OF PROVIDING EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  24 V.S.A. § 2689 is added to read:

§ 2689.  CIVIL ACTION TO RECOVER COSTS OF PROVIDING

               EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT

     An ambulance provider that provides emergency medical treatment to a person for injuries sustained as a result of the person’s negligent acts shall be entitled to recover the costs of the treatment in a civil action against the person. The action shall be filed in the superior court of the county where the ambulance provider is located or the person resides.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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